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PT Usha


Coach Nambiar brought home the difference a coach could make to an athlete's career

August 21, 2021 10:54 am

To P T Usha, Nambiar was a father figure. In several interviews, she reflected that she wouldn’t have become half the athlete she was if not for Nambiar’s guidance and perseverance.

Consistency will be the buzzword, says PT Usha on Tokyo Olympic Games

July 15, 2021 7:52 am

Athletes will have to perform despite muted stadiums as spectators will not be allowed due to the Covid-19 surge, insists PT Usha and feels Indian athletes will do better.

PT Usha requests Kerala CM to vaccinate state athletes taking part in National Championships

June 07, 2021 1:29 pm

The National Inter-State Champioships, to be held in Patiala, will be the last chance for the Indian athletes to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.

Egg-flip and a strong brew of discipline: PT Usha on coach Nambiar shaping her career

January 31, 2021 8:25 am

A fourth-place finish at the Los Angeles Games and multiple medals won by Usha at the Asian Games and Asian Championships earned her the moniker of Golden Girl. Nambiar, her coach, mentor and constant shadow became a household name in the 1980s.

PT Usha says coach OM Nambiar should have received Padma honour earlier

January 26, 2021 12:48 pm

From 1977 to 1990, Usha was coached solely by Nambiar. It was he who asked Usha to focus on the 400 metres hurdles ahead of the Los Angeles Olympics, where she missed out on a medal by one-hundredth of a second.

When PT Usha flew: 3 days, 11 races, 5 golds

June 09, 2021 9:44 pm

It's been 35 years since she monopolised the track at the Jakarta Asian meet but mentioning Usha can still get Indians free lunches in Indonesia

P T Usha: 'Former national coach Saini sir was a father figure I looked up to'

March 02, 2020 8:46 am

"I haven’t seen anyone as passionate about Indian athletics as him. He genuinely wanted to see every athlete excel," writes PT Usha about Dronacharya awardee JS Saini, who died on Sunday at the age of 90.

Sania Mirza mistaken for PT Usha on Sports Day poster in Andhra, netizens pan officials

August 31, 2019 1:44 pm

The poster, which was put up near the Submarine museum, was to mark celebrations of National Sports day in the city. The gaffe soon caught the glare of the public, raising a storm on social media.

PT Usha becomes Asian Athletics Association's Athletes Commission member

August 14, 2019 2:03 am

PT Usha, who was the leading sprinter of her time in Asia, will be one of the six members of the AAA Athletes Commission, to be headed by 1992 Olympics gold medallist hammer thrower Andrey Abduvaliyev of Uzbekistan.

PT Usha nominated for IAAF's Veteran Pin

July 18, 2019 3:09 pm

PT Usha has been nominated for the International Association of Athletics Federation's (IAAF) 'Veteran Pin' for her outstanding service to the sport.